Among other findings in the brief, “Nurse-Family Partnership: Child Maltreatment Prevention Strategy,” Sorenson researchers found that NFP is the most effective home visiting program in reducing incidence of child abuse and neglect. Because NFP partners with pregnant women and provides services through age two of the child, it serves families who could most benefit with the highest rates of child maltreatment.
NFP is a preventative early home visiting program providing mothers and babies with comprehensive services to achieve positive long-term health outcomes and cost savings. The organization is classified as “well-supported” under the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Clearinghouse.
Research for the Child Maltreatment Strategy was conducted independently by the Sorenson Impact Center using primarily publicly available data. Findings were reviewed by the National Service Office for Nurse-Family Partnership and Child First with whom the Center maintains a consulting relationship.
About the National Service Office for Nurse-Family Partnership and Child First The National Service Office (NSO) is the central, unified operational structure for two evidence-based programs: Nurse-Family Partnership and Child First. In 2020, what was formerly the NSO solely for Nurse-Family Partnership joined forces with Child First, a merger empowering two proven, evidence-based models to share complementary expertise, infrastructure and integrated support services. The resulting unified entity works to ensure that health care, early childhood development and the mental health of the entire family are delivered in proven ways to achieve long-term positive outcomes.
About the Sorenson Impact Center
The Sorenson Impact Center helps organizations achieve their impact vision by connecting capital to social and environmental solutions, helping organizations measure, report, and improve impact, and integrating data science and people-centered storytelling into all that we do. Along with our clients and partners, we share a vision of an equitable and thriving world where everyone is valued, communities prosper, and the measured impact of our actions guides decision-making. As part of our mission to train future impact leaders, the Center integrates academic programming and experiential learning into each of its practice areas. The Center is proudly housed at the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business.